The Definition of Performance The Standard for Quality NVIDIA Quadro® FX 5500 graphics board is the industry highest performance professional graphics solution for CAD, DCC, and visualization applications. NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 ultra-highend graphics shatters performance limits facing CAD, DCC, and visualization applications. Armed with a radically new graphics architecture engineered to address the most demanding challenges, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 delivers 33.6GB/sec. memory bandwidth and a 256-bit memory interface with support for 1024MB ultra-fast GDDR2 memory. Featuring two dual-link DVI connectors, NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 offers the industry’s best image quality at resolutions up to 3840 x 2400. The NVIDIA Quadro FX family delivers on the promise of the industry’s fastest PCI Express® workstation graphics solutions. Featuring NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500, FX 4500 X2, and FX 4500 at the ultra-high-end, NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500 and FX 3450 at the high-end, NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500 and FX 1400 at the mid-range, and NVIDIA Quadro FX 560, FX 550 and FX 350 at the entry-level, NVIDIA Quadro FX delivers unmatched workstation performance and quality. CAD, DCC, and visualization applications acquire a new level of interactivity by enabling unprecedented capabilities in programmability and precision. For the first time, styling and production rendering become integral functions of the design workflow, shortening the production process and enabling faster time to market. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Form Factor Frame Buffer Memory Memory Interface Memory Bandwidth Max Power Consumption Graphics Bus Display Connectors Dual Link DVI Auxiliary Power Connectors Number of Slots Thermal Solution Genlock/Framelock NVIDIA® SLI™ Technology ATX, 4.38" x 9.0" 1024MB GDDR2 256-bit 33.6GB/sec. 96W PCI Express x16 DVI-I, DVI-I, Stereo Yes (2) Yes (1) 2 Active Fansink Yes Yes NVIDIA QUADRO FX 5500 | DATA SHEET | April 06 NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 Key Features and Benefits Highest Workstation Application Performance Next-generation architecture enables over 2x improvement in geometry and fill rates with the industry’s highest performance for professional CAD, DCC, and visualization applications. 1GB Ultra-Fast GDDR2 Delivers high throughput for interactive visualization of large models and high-performance for real time processing of large textures and frames and enables the highest quality and resolution full-scene antialiasing (FSAA). Unmatched Color Precision Full 128-bit precision graphics pipeline enables sophisticated mathematical computations to maintain high accuracy, resulting in unmatched visual quality. Full IEEE 32-bit floating-point precision per color component (RGBA) delivers millions of color variations with the broadest dynamic range. Next-Generation Vertex and Pixel Programmability NVIDIA Quadro FX GPUs introduce infinite length vertex programs and dynamic flow control, removing the previous limits on complexity and structure of shader programs. With full support for Vertex and Shader Model 3.0, NVIDIA Quadro FX GPUs deliver sophisticated effects never before imagined for real-time graphics systems. Unparalleled Subpixel Precision 12-bit subpixel precision delivers high geometric accuracy, eliminating spreckles, cracks, and other rasterization anomalies. Hardware-Accelerated Pixel Read-Back Greater than 2.4GB/sec., pixel read-back performance delivers massive host throughput, more that 10x the performance of previous generation graphics systems. Rotated Grid FSAA (FSAA) RG FSAA sampling algorithm introduces far greater sophistication in the sampling pattern, significantly increasing color accuracy and visual quality for edges and lines, reducing “jaggies” while maintaining performance. NVIDIA PureVideo Technology NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology is the combination of high-definition video processors and software that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for SD and HD video content. Features include, high-quality scaling, spatial temporal de-interlacing, inverse telecine, and high quality HD video playback from DVD. Dual Dual-Link Digital Display Connectors Dual dual-link TMDS transmitters support ultra-high-resolution panels (up to 3840 x 2400 @ 24Hz on each panel) — which result in amazing image quality producing detailed photorealistic images. NVIDIA SLI Technology NVIDIA SLI technology enables dynamically scalable graphics performance, enhanced image quality, and expanded display real-estate. PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS Supported Operating Systems • Microsoft® Windows® XP (64-bit and 32-bit) • Microsoft Windows 2000 (32-bit) •Linux® - Full OpenGL® implementation, complete with NVIDIA and ARB extensions (64-bit and 32-bit) • AMD64, Intel EM64T NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 Architecture • • • • • • • • • • • 128-bit color precision Unlimited fragment instruction Unlimited vertex instruction 3D volumetric texture support Single-system powerwall 12 pixels per clock rendering engine Hardware accelerated antialiased points and lines Hardware OpenGL overlay planes Hardware accelerated two-sided lighting Hardware accelerated clipping planes 3rd-generation occlusion culling • 16 textures per pixel in fragment programs • Window ID Clipping Functionality • Hardware Accelerated Line Stippling Shading Architecture • Fully programmable GPU (OpenGL2.0/ DirectX 9.0c class) •Long fragment programs (unlimited instructions) •Long vertex programs (unlimited instructions) •Looping and subroutines (up to 256 loops per vertex program) • Dynamic flow control • Conditional execution High Level Shader Languages • Optimized compiler for Cg and Microsoft® HLSL • OpenGL 2.0 and DirectX 9.0c support • Open source compiler Where to buy NVIDIA Quadro High-Resolution Antialiasing • 12-bit subpixel sampling precision enhances AA quality • Rotated Grid Full-Scene Antialiasing (RG FSAA) • 16x FSAA dramatically reduces visual aliasing artifacts or “jaggies” at resolution up to 1920x1200 Display Resolution Support • Dual dual-link DVI-I outputs-drive two digital displays at resolutions up to 3840 x 2400 @ 24Hz • Internal 400 MHz DACs – Two analog displays up to 2048x1536 @ 75 Hz NVIDIA nView Architecture • Advanced multi-display desktop & application management seamlessly integrated into Microsoft Windows. NVIDIA Quadro is available through major US OEMs, PNY Technologies (US and Europe), Leadtek (Asia-Pac), and ELSA Japan. Please visit www.nvidia.com/page/workstation.html for information. NVIDIA Corporation | 2701 San Tomas Expressway | Santa Clara, CA 95050 | T 408.486.2000 | F 408.486.2200 | www.nvidia.com ©2006 NVIDIA Corporation. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, NVIDIA Quadro, and PureVideo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. All company and product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated. Features, pricing, availability, and specifications are all subject to change without notice.